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#1 acoustictunes

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:31 AM

I've got a Macbook Pro with Mavericks and I noticed that I'm able to use the system preferences under Line6 Audio - Midi Devices to set the inputs and recording options without running Gearbox.

 

Will I still get the benefit of ToneDirect Monitoring by listening through the 'Phones' jack without Gearbox running? Or do I need Gearbox to run? Normally I just record everything unprocessed.

 

I assume if I did want to hear the processed sound I'd need Gearbox.

 

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:38 AM

I don't think that you'd get the "tonedirect" part... because that has to do with returning the processed sound with low latency...

however you can use it without, and the performance will be great... afterall you are bypassing the processing altogether.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:26 AM

Thanks - but there's definitely no way to get a processed tone but then send an unprocessed one, right?


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:32 AM

yeah, that's easily done. just record one track as usb stream 1/2 and another track as 3/4

that way you record both... and you can monitor just the processed...

if you don't want the processed tone you don't have to record it...

 

 

Thanks - but there's definitely no way to get a processed tone but then send an unprocessed one, right?


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:49 AM

Oh, cool, I see. Just tried this out. So if I'm recording 1 thing at a time I can definitely listen to the processed tone and record the dry one. I guess what can't do is record vocals + guitar at the same time and then send 4 things out to Garageband: processed vocals, dry vocals, processed guitar, dry guitar.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:56 AM

I think you can do that as well... with some creative panning and recording the tracks in mono.

not sure which device you're using.

I no longer actively use the toneport or x-series for recording so i can't be more specific.

which means i only use pod farm as a post recording tool, rather than for my initial tones.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:59 AM

I was looking at Gearbox and once I have two inputs, it doesn't seem like you can set any options for processed / unprocessed. When you have one input it gives the option to change record send 3/4 to be dry.

 

edit: Also, what kind of device do you use now to record?


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:23 AM

I use 2 separate devices, i use a tascam us1800, and i have a pod hd pro x, going into that via spdif (dry) and analog inputs for my processed sound.

 

i'm pretty sure that if you select the tracks as mono meaning 1 and 2 instead of 1/2 you should be able to record a dual tone as separate tracks.

so that's the DAW piece the pod farm piece will of course factor in.


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